This cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries with acute stroke examines associations between admission to a primary stroke centers and case fatality, and investigates whether prolonged travel time offsets the association.
This Research Letter reports the long-term mortality and subtype-specific morbidity in young women surviving myocardial infarction or ischemic stroke.
This Special Communication identifies and highlights articles published in 2014 that are most likely to influence medical overuse, organized into the categories of overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and methods to avoid overuse.
This cohort study demonstrates that nut consumption is associated with decreased overall and cardiovascular disease mortality across different ethnic groups and among individuals from low SES groups. Editor’s Note provided by Katz.
This special communication concludes that there is currently no role for carotid imaging in patients without a history of carotid-territory stroke or transient ischemic attack.
Albrecht et al estimate the risk of thrombotic and hemorrhagic events associated with warfarin therapy resumption following traumatic brain injury.
Rodriguez and colleagues examine the risk of incident cardiovascular events among participants with hypertension according to systolic blood pressure levels of 140 mm Hg or higher or 120 to 139 mm Hg relative to an SBP lower than 120 mm Hg. In his Invited Commentary, James expands on the importance of delivering the right care to the right patients.
Carey et al compare the rate of cardiovascular events between older individuals whose partner dies with those of a matched control group of individuals whose partner was still alive on the same day.
Smith et al compare the relative clinical cardiovascular safety of 2 commonly used oral estrogen drugs—conjugated equine estrogens and estradiol. Their case-control study compares cardiovascular event risk among 384 postmenopausal women aged 30 to 79 years using oral hormone therapy. Incident venous thrombosis was the primary clinical outcome.